Hopefully, an official reveal isn't too far away.
Anticipation is building nicely for Genesis' BMW X3 fighter, the GV70. Just yesterday, a talented render artist gave us a realistic look at the rear end of this sporty crossover, and today, Genesis itself has shared a couple of teaser images of the brand's second SUV, following the larger GV80.
While most camouflage test vehicles feature effective but often unsightly cladding to conceal their lines, Genesis covered the GV70 in an intricate G-Matrix pattern which is inspired by the diffused reflection of light from precision cut diamonds. These images of the GV70 coincide with the model's first public debut in Korea, where the luxurious SUV will be tested on public roads for a period of one month.
The camo gives us a glimpse of the "Athletic Elegance" design language already seen in prior spy photos, such as the split head- and taillight design, along with the large crest grille. Along the side, the tapering roofline and heavily slanted C- and D-pillars stand out, while at the back, the one change from earlier renders are that the tailpipes are now circular. Not much more is visible in these images, which successfully teases the GV70's design without giving much away at all. Images of the GV70 parked alongside the GV80 show that it will be a lot lower and narrower than its big brother, though.
Noticeable on the side of the front door is an integrated QR code. Passers-by who happen to spot the GV70 will be able to scan the code, opening up a link that will elaborate on the G-Matrix camouflage.
"We are thrilled to share this early sneak preview of our second SUV, the Genesis GV70," said a spokesperson for the brand. "It telegraphs an exciting new design and reinforces the core brand values that run through our lineup." Genesis has otherwise remained tight-lipped on any technical details surrounding the GV70, saying only that more will be shared in "the near future".
We do anticipate turbocharged engines in the form of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6, with the latter producing 380 horsepower. Both rear- and all-wheel-drive versions will be on offer, but don't expect a manual, as this gearbox option has already been dropped from the facelifted G70 sedan. Here's hoping that an official reveal of the GV70 isn't too far off.